Crash Bash PlayStation

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 6, 2000
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
Buy On
  1. CNET Gamecenter
    50
    The problem here is that there are better, more original and inventive party games out there; Crash Bash fails to do anything to put itself ahead of Nintendo's "Mario Party" series, or even match it.
  2. Da Gameboyz
    74
    It is shallow, but it is a party game meant for four players to have fun beating each other senseless (in the game of course).
  3. Daily Radar
    75
    The games themselves look good and play even better, but only against other humans. It's just not fun to play minigames against a computer, no matter how well they're both programmed.
  4. Game Fan
    90
    I, for one, will be giving multiple copies of Crash Bash and multi-taps to family and friends this holiday, and that alone should speak miles on just how addictive and fun this game can be in a multiplayer environment.
  5. The sheer variety of games will entertain most any party for hours on end (or at least until the beer runs out.)
  6. 80
    Not to say that Crash Bash can't be played alone, but when there's a room full of people, Crash Bash suddenly becomes ten times more fun.
  7. More four-player fun than even Ron Jeremy could offer.
  8. Utterly run of the mill, completely middle of the road. Its flaws may not be glaring, but there isn't a single aspect of the game that truly shines through.
  9. It's a party title without the boring drama of rolling dice. It's a game that gets right to the point...the fun.
  10. The six mini-games are fun to play... for about 30 minutes each.
  11. 75
    It's not original and it's not deep, but it's packed with tons of silly games and it's a social magnet amongst the geek elite.
  12. Let's hope Traveller's Tales takes note with Crash 4 and helps all of us forget about Crash Bash.

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
#17 Most Shared PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Mar 5, 2014
    10
    Even though this game is not made by Naughty Dog, I never would've guessed it. The characters look exactly like themselves from the main CrashEven though this game is not made by Naughty Dog, I never would've guessed it. The characters look exactly like themselves from the main Crash games. The music is unbelievably catchy, just like the original Crash trilogy. The environments and sounds are all still perfect. As for the new, original elements, I have to say, I'm really impressed. First of all, this is one of the VERY FEW games that must have Co-op, and it does (I'm looking at you, Crash "Team" Racing. The AI is kind of annoying though, in some levels, the bots are impossible to beat, while in others, they're a push-over. Like in the Polar Push games and Ballistix games. Most of the mini-games are great fun, while some are a pain in the main game. The pogo games, for example. The only one that's even remotely fun and lively is Pogo-a-gogo. But let's ignore the main game, and focus on the reason this game is a 10 in my eyes. First of all, I don't like how there have to be 4 players, but I guess that's the same problem with Mario Party. On the other hand, if you can get 3 friends playing together, it'll be the most fun you've ever had playing a game together. The competitiveness is unbelievable, because at every moment, a person could wipe out. This will be one of the best games I have ever had. Please play it, or at least get an emulator, a few gamepads, and get on it! Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    8
    Play with friends or else you probably won't be as entertained, and that's where this one flops. You won't play Crash Bash for hours on endPlay with friends or else you probably won't be as entertained, and that's where this one flops. You won't play Crash Bash for hours on end like the other Crash games. But if you're kind of drunk and having fun with at least 4 people than go ahead, it will be fun for a while, it's still a cool solid game. Full Review »
  3. Sep 14, 2011
    8
    Crash Bash is good party game. You can play one vs bots but this is max 5,5/10, this game is good with 1-3 friends. I advice this game CrashCrash Bash is good party game. You can play one vs bots but this is max 5,5/10, this game is good with 1-3 friends. I advice this game Crash fans and people like party games. 7/10 Full Review »